You won’t have to undertaking considerably into this serene dwelling, in Napa Valley, California, to come to feel the influence of its designer, Kristen Peña. Schooled in European elegance and proportions, the San Francisco–based decorator, and founder of K Interiors, has set up a name for generating present-day models that thoughtfully stability openness and privacy. Nonetheless, inside this 4-bedroom house, Peña has also managed to go additional in melding the tailor-made, largely monochromatic palette of her consumers with a playful, refined plan that elevates the residence’s all round aesthetic.
“It was a incredibly thoroughly clean slate when I was brought in, so we actually needed to honor all the strains of the interior architecture,” suggests Peña, whose globetrotting as a result of Southeast Asia, Morocco, and over and above, in excess of the several years, has helped cultivate her really like of pattern and texture. “[At the same time,] we preferred to provide accessibility and convenience by applying plenty of artisan designers to assist foster a one of a kind perception of place.”
That thought was furthered by Peña’s clients, two San Francisco tech executives who purchased the 4,500-sq.-foot assets in 2020 as a weekend refuge. These two avid modern art lovers have a extensive-ranging assortment encompassing pieces by a assorted roster of artists who specialize in a variety of media. Now, the interiors are dotted with performs by the likes of British fiber artist Sally England and Denmark-based mostly sculptor Nicholas Shurey.
“Our art selection is an extension of our style, and Kristen seriously recognized that from the outset,” states one particular of the owners of the household. “She established exceptional spaces that not only emphasize the art, but also express our fashion.”
Although artwork plays a starring function in this home, inside furnishings, culled from a wide array of resources, underscore the interplay concerning craft and materiality. In the major residing place, for case in point, a pair of bouclé sofas by British Canadian designer Philippe Malouin flank a travertine and burnished brass desk from Banda, a structure organization primarily based in the U.K. Also of observe is a gold-leafed wall, developed by Bay Area attractive painter Caroline Lizarraga.
A personalized table in the official eating area emphasizes Peña’s urbane sensibilities. She intended the desk herself and experienced it paired with chairs from Stahl + Band, a style and design studio in Venice, California. Somewhere else, handcrafted lights by Natalie Webpage, a Philadelphia artist whose operate includes ceramic lights, ornamental artwork, and item layout, can be seen in the kitchen area.
In the key suite, a custom mattress, from Hardesty Dwyer & Co., anchors a place that also attributes Coup D’Etat oak and bouclé chairs and Thomas Hayes nightstands. A rug from vintage and modern carpet vendor Tony Kitz adds playful warmth to the full room, which consists of much more wall solutions by Caroline Lizarraga.
Colourful walls are a superior point all over the home, and can even be seen in unforeseen places of the residence. “Whenever someone will come to take a look at the house I usually clearly show them the laundry home 1st,” the owner suggests with a slight giggle. The modest area boasts Gucci wallpaper illuminated by a neon gentle photograph. Just a lot more evidence that when it arrived to this venture, Peña left no stone—or sq. foot—unturned.